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RECOGNISING VICTORIA’S LONGEST-SERVING EDUCATION CAREERS IN OUR LOCAL AREA

More than 400 Department of Education and Training staff have been recognised for their dedication to public education, acknowledging those who have achieved 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2017. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today congratulated Loretta Hamilton of Courtney..

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across..

It’s Official: More Than A Quarter Of A Million Jobs

More than a quarter of a million jobs have been created in Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today, with almost 70 per cent of them full time. The latest ABS data shows 250,100 jobs have been created..

$7.6 Million Boost To Help Address Youth Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $7.6 million in grants to help local communities tackle youth crime and repeat offending by intervening early and diverting young people from crime. As a part of the Government’s record investment, the Youth Crime Prevention Grants help local communities..

More Mental Health Care For New Mums, Children And Young People

More mothers, children and young people will benefit from earlier and increased mental health support, thanks to a more than $21 million funding boost to expand the capacity of vital services. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Monash Children’s Hospital to announce a statewide..

New Study Takes Aim At Male Suicide

The recipient of a fellowship from the Andrews Labor Government’s medical research strategy is set to tackle the high incidence of suicide in working men. Initial studies show stressful working conditions are a major risk factor for mental health problems and suicide among men, and..

High-Tech Signalling To Run More Trains, More Often

The Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel project will install 55 kilometres of next-generation, high-capacity signalling (HCS) to run more trains, more often. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today to announce CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the..

Another Positive Report Card For Victoria’s Economy

Victoria’s robust economy today received another healthy report card, with forecast growth of 3.1 per cent for 2017-18 to be bolstered by strong engineering and infrastructure investment, and a growing population, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics (DAE) release. The 2017 June quarter Business..

Calling For Volunteer Award Nominations

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to nominate hard-working volunteers from their community for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. The prestigious awards will recognise up to 60 volunteers of different ages and cultural backgrounds, in the categories of Leadership, Impact, Service, and..

Al Gore Launches Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government has released Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan, backed by $146 million in funding to deliver more renewable, affordable and reliable energy for Victoria. Former United States Vice President Al Gore and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio launched..

Grants To Give Graffiti The Boot

The Andrews Labor Government is teaming up with local councils, community groups, police, schools and local businesses to help stamp out illegal graffiti. Minister for Police Lisa Neville made the announcement at the opening of the Multicultural Bus Shelter program in Corio, which received $21,000..

Community Safety Reforms Well Underway

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the release of the first report into delivering the Community Safety Statement (CSS) and the record $2 billion investment in police. The report, written by inaugural Community Safety Trustee Ron Iddles OAM APM, showed significant progress has been made..

Innovation Fund Removes Barriers For Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the development of two new family violence apps that remove barriers for women fleeing family violence, helping them to better navigate the legal system. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings shared these examples of Victoria’s response to family..

More Support For More Victorian Families

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the Maternal Child Health (MHC) line, helping 20,000 more new parents get the support they need when they need it most. Through the MCH phone line, nurses provide parents support and guidance on issues including child health, nutrition, breastfeeding,..

Improving Access To Victims Of Crime Assistance Tribunal

The Andrews Labor Government is working to make it easier for victims of crime to access compensation through the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). Attorney-General Martin Pakula today asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) to broaden its current review of the way VOCAT..

New Body To Investigate Judicial Complaints

A new independent body established by the Andrews Labor Government to investigate complaints and concerns about the conduct of judicial officers and VCAT members began work today. The Judicial Commission allows members of the public or the legal profession to make complaints about a range..

New CEO To Lead Victoria’s First-Ever Family Safety Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Sue Clifford as Chief Executive Officer of its new family violence agency, Family Safety Victoria. From 1 July, Family Safety Victoria will be responsible for driving and delivering the Labor Government’s unprecedented $1.9 billion action plan to end family violence…

Greater Access To Mental Health Help – Sooner

The Andrews Labor Government will invest an additional $20 million per year in clinical mental health services to meet growing demand and support 3,300 more Victorians. The funding is in addition to the $325.7 million invested in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 and will provide an..